lame lame lame lame lame.
Why can't we figure out a better name for this sweet baby?!
I accidentally called him Eli the other night, instead of "the new little guy" or "your little brother" like I usually do... it felt weird and I just about freaked out - what if we have this baby and I just can't call him Eli? We don't have a back-up name. We don't even have a full name!! WE just have a lot of half-assed ideas and are really hoping that something will just jump out at us - like it did before...
Her middle name was easy - Ann is my middle name and the middle name of a lot of the women on my mom's side of the family. I have at least an aunt, a great-aunt and a second-cousin with the middle name of Ann... I knew I wanted to follow in that tradition as well.
|Daniel and Katie-Abigail|
|Beth, Emma & Katie-Abigail|
|Beth, Katie-Abigail, Josiah & Emma|
There was no doubt with our little man that we were having a boy. I loved the name Jane Adelaide but I got nothing but "you're kidding, right?" from our friends. We'd picked out the name Josiah from the very beginning. Beth would have been Josiah David if she'd been a boy and we just carried the name through to the other kids. Katie-Abigail would have been Josiah Martyn but Daniel kept saying "Martyn" with a brittish accent and totally killed the name for me. So with Josiah I said "we're picking a new middle name" and we listened for something that we both really loved. I prayed about it a lot too. I wanted his middle name to be more artistic and soft since his first name is royal and strong. Then I bought the debut CD for Leeland and fell in love with that name... and so we got Josiah's name which I really love.
|Daniel with Josiah Leeland|
So that's the story of my other kids names...
We're still waiting to find a name that we love as much as we love our other children's names but haven't heard it yet. So if you'd like to make a suggestion - we're all ears! :)